Social justice

Brits are donating more to charity despite the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Brits are donating more to charity despite the cost of living crisis

One in three people have increased their charitable donations over the past two years, and almost half say they expect to do more this year.

Levelling up? How regional inequality has changed since 1997
Levelling up

Levelling up? How regional inequality has changed since 1997

A new report finds the government will need to invest billions more in its levelling up plans to tackle entrenched regional inequalities.

The UK is facing a huge skills gap — and Big Issue Group plans to do something about it
Employment crisis

The UK is facing a huge skills gap — and Big Issue Group plans to do something about it

Big Issue Group is taking steps to solve the skills gap and support even more people living in poverty to find employment

Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents
Social mobility

Most Brits think today’s children will find life harder than their parents

At least £32bn of tax went unpaid last year amid cost of living crisis
Cost of living

At least £32bn of tax went unpaid last year amid cost of living crisis

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These are the charities helping refugees in the UK
Refugees

These are the charities helping refugees in the UK

Diary of a food bank manager: We registered our oldest ever guest, born in 1919
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: We registered our oldest ever guest, born in 1919

Grenfell: A story of multiple failings
grenfell

Grenfell: A story of multiple failings

Diary of a food bank manager: Government measures are a start, not a solution
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: Government measures are a start, not a solution

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans
Homophobia

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table
Cost of living crisis

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’

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9 in 10 people say their cost of living had already increased before bills went up in April
Cost of living crisis

9 in 10 people say their cost of living had already increased before bills went up in April

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Easter just meant memories of things which are unaffordable now’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Easter just meant memories of things which are unaffordable now’

Energy bosses warn cost of living crisis will get ‘truly horrific’ when bills rise again in October
Energy crisis

Energy bosses warn cost of living crisis will get ‘truly horrific’ when bills rise again in October

Energy bosses admit more customers are struggling with debt amid spiralling costs
Energy crisis

Energy bosses admit more customers are struggling with debt amid spiralling costs

Lighthouse Furniture is helping low-income families make their house a home
poverty

Lighthouse Furniture is helping low-income families make their house a home

Digital exclusion is creating a ‘two-tier’ system for people claiming benefits
Digital inclusion

Digital exclusion is creating a ‘two-tier’ system for people claiming benefits

The UK has long wanted an Australian refugee system. Here’s how that failed spectacularly.
Refugees

The UK has long wanted an Australian refugee system. Here’s how that failed spectacularly.

Elderly people are ‘riding buses all day to stay warm’, experts warn ministers
cost of living crisis

Elderly people are ‘riding buses all day to stay warm’, experts warn ministers

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Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low
welfare system

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low

Food banks near ‘breaking point’ as poverty soars, PM told
poverty

Food banks near ‘breaking point’ as poverty soars, PM told

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Last week we registered a 91-year-old man’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Last week we registered a 91-year-old man’

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit
welfare system

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit

Right-wing think tank tells Sunak to ‘stop being allergic to welfare’
cost of living crisis

Right-wing think tank tells Sunak to ‘stop being allergic to welfare’

Nearly 30% of people facing debt were in energy arrears before the cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

Nearly 30% of people facing debt were in energy arrears before the cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis creates 90-point ‘survival kit’ for people struggling with the cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis creates 90-point ‘survival kit’ for people struggling with the cost of living crisis

These 125 LGBTQ+ groups are boycotting a government event over its conversion therapy U-turn
LGBTQ+

These 125 LGBTQ+ groups are boycotting a government event over its conversion therapy U-turn

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit
welfare system

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how
cost of living crisis

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study
welfare system

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study

Energy price cap rise marks start of ‘living standards catastrophe’ for UK’s poorest people
cost of living crisis

Energy price cap rise marks start of ‘living standards catastrophe’ for UK’s poorest people

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